Fullback, 5-11, 218
Tant enters the season with an excellent chance to start at
fullback in the new two-back set. Though inexperienced, he
impressed coaches last spring with a combination of blocking
ability and explosive running style. Will compete with Bara
Cola and Mike Adam for starting role. Could get a look at
TB role. Needs productive off-season conditioning effort to
Four-year starter on offense, two-year starter on defense...
PrepStar All-American... Rushed for 1,374 yards (7.8 avg.)
on 176 carries as senior, scoring 22 TDs... On defense, had
105 tackles, two sacks and two INTs... Named first team All-State,
All-Region, All-Conference and Nashville Tennessean All-Midstate...
2A “Back of the Year” and Mr.Football finalist... Team finished
9-2 as senior, advancing to playoffs, and posted 38-0 record
in conference play during varsity career... One of 70 players
across America to play in 2000 National High School All-Star
Game in Dallas... As junior, ran for 1,122 yards (8.8 avg.),
and registered 58 tackles, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles
on defense... Earned 2A Athlete of the Year, All-State, All-Region
and All-Midstate as junior... Active in FCA.
Tant plans to major in Human and Organizational Development.
Son of Mark and Brenda Tant... Born March 14, 1983... Older
brother, Jason, was a reserve offensive lineman for the Commodores
for last two seasons... Enjoys fishing, hunting and golf...
Avid XBox player... Works as personal trainer during summer
months... Rooms with QB Jay Cutler.